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Illinois Preps Insider’s girls basketball top-20: Week 10


Lake Park has been on the verge of the top-20 for seemingly weeks now but their inconsistency has usually gotten the better of them.

Well they finally got over the hump to make their debut in the top-20 with a huge win over Montini, who responded with back to back wins of Loyola, and one of Kentucky’s best teams.

Homewood-Flossmoor also make their debut this season. Let’s not forget that HF has typically had a really good program, so it’s not surprising that they have been playing well lately. Their matchup against Bolingbrook this week is really intriguing.

The middle portion of the ranking were an absolute mess the week. Loyola goes and beats Fremd, but loses to Montini in OT. Not a bad loss by any stretch, but one they would have like to had for seeding purposes.

Speaking of seeds, they come out this week and nobody has improved their profile as much as Lincoln-Way West. I know a lot of people who were looking for them to secure a signature win and they finally did so on the road against Evanston.

1. Maine West 1 (23-0) 1

Chugging along

2. Nazareth (23-1) 2

Annual showdown against Whitney on Monday

3. Mother McAuley (23-2) 4

Undefeated against teams not name Montini

4. Benet (21-5) 5

Should be well rested for their stretch run

5. Whitney Young (19-5) 6

Saved their most intriguing part of their schedule for last

6. Montini  (25-4) 3

Youth showed against Lake Park

7. Simeon (18-8) 8

Public league quarterfinals awaits

8. Thornwood 9 (21-1)

Wont be tested until playoffs

9. New Trier (20-5) 10

Barely escaped Niles West

10. St. Ignatius (20-6) 11

Quick rematch with McAuley

11. Loyola (21-6) 12

Off until the 31st

12. Fremd (22-4) 8

Still in commanding position in the MSL

13. Marist (17-7) 14

Strange non-conference game against Rich South

14. Kenwood (17-9) 15

Sole focus is on playoffs

15. Lincoln-Way West (18-4) 17

Impressive away win we’ve been waiting for

16. Evanston (18-7) 13

In good position for conference crown

17. Lake Park (17-5) NR

Shot the lights out against Montini

18. Wheaton-Warrenville South (15-7) NR

On a eight game win streak

19. Fenwick (19-11) 16

Close, but unable to find that signature win

20. Homewood-Flossmoor (15-7) NR

Rematch against Bolingbrook on the horizon

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